Legal Education

Honorary Lecturer
Honorary Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Legal History
Honorary Associate Professor
Research interests:
Migration and Movement of Peoples
Honorary Lecturer
Research interests:
Migration and Movement of Peoples
Honorary Associate Professor
Research interests:
International Law, Migration and Movement of Peoples
Honorary Senior Lecturer
Honorary Lecturer
Research interests:
Migration and Movement of Peoples
Honorary Associate Professor
Honorary Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Migration and Movement of Peoples, Indigenous Peoples and the Law, Law and Social Justice
PhD Candidate
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Criminal Law, Indigenous Peoples and the Law
Honorary Lecturer
Research interests:
Migration and Movement of Peoples
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Administrative Law
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Law and Gender, Migration and Movement of Peoples
Honorary Professor
Research interests:
Legal History
Honorary Associate Professor
Research interests:
Criminal Law, Human Rights Law and Policy
Visiting Fellow
Research interests:
Administrative Law
Casual Sessional Academic
Research interests:
Migration and Movement of Peoples, Indigenous Peoples and the Law, Law and Social Justice, Legal History
Honorary Lecturer
Honorary Associate Professor
Research interests:
Law and technology
Honorary Associate Professor
Research interests:
Regulatory Law and Policy, Law and Social Justice, Law and Gender
Honorary Lecturer
Honorary Lecturer
Research interests:
Migration and Movement of Peoples
Emerita Professor
Research interests:
Law and Gender, Human Rights Law and Policy
Honorary Lecturer
Research interests:
Regulatory Law and Policy
Professor
Research interests:
Indigenous Peoples and the Law, International Law, Legal Theory, Migration and Movement of Peoples
Lecturer
Research interests:
Regulatory Law and Policy, Legal Theory
Honorary Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Regulatory Law and Policy

Latest news

06
Sep
2022
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Preparing to graduate with your law degree soon? You may be able to fast-track your pathway into the profession by undertaking your practical legal training before you graduate.
22
Aug
2022
Emerita Professor Margaret Thornton FAAL FASSA and the cover of her newly edited book, 'Gender and Careers in the Legal Academy'
Emerita Professor Margaret Thornton FASSA, FAAL has co-edited a new book that explores the careers of women academic pioneers and theoretical matters relating to culture and gender.
08
Aug
2022
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Guhong Zhou has landed a coveted graduate role at a top-tier Sydney law firm, capping off a memorable academic experience enriched by prizes, mentorship and an unshakeable focus.
25
Jul
2022
PhD candidate Sarouche Razi
Lawyer, storyteller and PhD candidate Sarouche Razi is exploring how art practices can be used to advance coronial justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
06
Jun
2022
Ned Cheston
Meet Ned Cheston, the 2021 recipient of the ANU Frohlich Scholarship to the Permanent Court of Arbitration.

In the Media

03
May
2021

Law school too hard? Why the struggle could be a good one

Molly Townes O'Brien, Stephen Tang writes in The Conversation

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01
Mar
2021

Assessment at university

Michelle Worthington interviewed by The Canberra Classroom podcast

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28
Sep
2018

Law Council of Australia raises concerns about uberisation of profession by technology

Margaret Thornton quoted in ABC News

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18
Jun
2018

Sexual harassment expert launches new rural research project

Skye Saunders quoted in The Land

01
Mar
2018

Unethical firm climate breeding unhealthier lawyers

Tony Foley, Vivien Holmes, Stephen Tang quoted in Lawyers Weekly

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20
Nov
2017

ANU College of Law appoints new dean

is honoured in Lawyers Weekly

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Upcoming events

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Past events

03
Nov
2016

Challenging Words

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8.30AM to 6.00PM
  • Professor Zenon Bankowski
  • Professor Desmond Manderson

This workshop aims to challenge the preponderance of words in legal education and address the growing need of thinking of law in its current setting that is highly influences by changing imageries, visual media and technological progress utilising different means of perception. 

02
Dec
2016

New ways forward

Professor Michael Coper
12.00AM

A conference in honour of Professor Michael Coper.

12
Oct
2016

Phillipa Weeks Lecture in Labour Law - Young people and the future of work

Rosemary Owens AO
5.30PM to 6.30PM
  • Rosemary Owens AO, University of Adelaide

In her scholarly work, Phillipa Weeks always showed a deep appreciation of the necessity of going beyond a narrow conception of law and regulation as a formal body of rules that are created, interpreted and enforced by State agencies. 

20
Oct
2016

GDLP panel event - for all law students

GDLP Straight to the top
11.00AM to 12.00PM

Join us at this event to hear about how our GDLP can give you the edge in the increasingly competitive marketplace. 

23
Feb
2017

Dealing with the wicked problem of racism – using theory as praxis

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1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Marcelle Burns, University of New England
  • Jennifer Nielsen, Southern Cross University

In this paper, we share our reflections on our success in using theory as a practice to challenge the wicked problem of racism in the law classroom. 

08
May
2017

Wellbeing in the Law Week - Mon 8 to Fri 12 May

Wellbeing week
12.00PM to 5.00PM

The ANU College of Law is committed to health and wellbeing in the law, for all our students and academic and professional staff. This is the inaugural Wellbeing in the Law Week, presented by the ANU College of Law Wellbeing Initiative and the ANU Law Students' Society.

11
May
2017

Special Staff Meeting - Wellness in the Law Community

Wellbeing week
12.00PM to 1.00PM

A ‘special’ Staff Meeting will be held on Thursday 11 May 12-1 (Moot Court) during Wellness in the Law week. This staff-only event will focus on issues of wellbeing in the Law Community

07
Sep
2017

Dictum Society (Victoria University) PLT seminar

Victoria University
6.00PM to 7.00PM

Understanding your options for your Practical Legal Training (PLT) is critical to enable you to make choices that are right for you on the next step in your career.  

15
Aug
2017

GDLP 'Pop-up': Your questions answered

GDLP pop up
11.00AM to 12.30PM

Come have a chat with GDLP lecturers Tracey Mylecharane and Amy Begley about doing your Practical Legal Training here at ANU.

25
Oct
2017

GDLP 'Pop-up': Your questions answered

ANU GDLP
1.00PM to 2.30PM
03
Jul
2017

ANU GDLP 2017 ALSA Conference

ANU GDLP 2017 ALSA Conference
9.00AM to 4.00PM

Welcome to the ANU GDLP 2017 ALSA conference in Canberra presented by the Australian Law Students' Association (ALSA). 

27
Jun
2017

Teaching & Learning Forum:Is unexamined learning worth doing? Using reflection as course assessment

Teaching and Learning Forum
1.00PM to 2.00PM

Several colleagues will share their ideas about requiring  students to reflect on their learning as part of course assessment.

26
Oct
2017

The future of feminist international legal scholarship in a neoliberal university: Doing law differently?

1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Ntina Tzouvala,Laureate Post-Doctoral Fellow, Melbourne Law School

Institutional and material conditions matter for the production of feminist international legal scholarship as well as for the future of women’s engagement with international law. 

09
Aug
2017

Pindan, peripheries and power: First Nations peoples, civil law and justice in the Kimberley

Collage of drawings and painting
5.30PM to 7.00PM
  • Sarouche Razi, Kimberley Community Legal Service
  • Professor Brian P. Schmidt AC, ANU Vice Chancellor
  • Senator Patrick Dodson

This launch marks a new partnership between Kimberley Community Legal Services and the ANU through which KCLS aims to substantially innovate and extend civil law legal help for Aboriginal people in the Kimberley. The hope is that this will enable and position KCLS to manifest breakthrough legal service models based on long-term relationships with clients, working from client vantage points, in furtherance of client goals.

08
Aug
2017

Engaging students in large cohorts

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1.00PM to 2.00PM

Ideas and discussion, and how a Teaching Enhancement Grant might help.

05
Oct
2017

The ANU Law Antigone drama group presents 'Rhinoceros'

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7.00PM
  • Director: Dorota Gozdecka

Antigone Law and Theatre Group is delighted to invite you to our performance of Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco. Our group is comprised of law and art students who came together to critically engage with law and humanities in a performative capacity.

01
Jun
2017

ANU GDLP – PLT presentation and Q&A

MLP Lady with laptop
1.00PM to 2.00PM

Understanding your options for your Practical Legal Training (PLT) is critical to enable you to make choices that are right for you on the next step in your career.  

18
Oct
2017

ANU GDLP: The next step in your career

ANU GDLP
5.15PM to 6.15PM

If you are thinking about the next steps in your career, and what's next after graduation, please join us for this panel session to hear about what Practical Legal Training (PLT) is, why you need to do it, and how the ANU GDLP can work for you.

12
Sep
2017

Team-Based Blended Learning: how to approach a horror, but necessary, combination in legal education

Teaching and Learning Forum
12.45PM to 2.00PM

Dr Justine Rogers (UNSW Law and also a stand-up comedian) will be talking about how we can ensure that students can positively engage in teamwork, specifically blended teamwork?

19
Oct
2017

Phillipa Weeks Lecture in Labour Law - Labour law’s equivocal approach to age equality

Therese Macdermott
5.30PM to 6.30PM
  • A/Prof Therese MacDermott

There has been in place mechanisms for pursuing the principle of non-discrimination at work on the basis of age for some time within the Australian legislative framework.

18
Oct
2017

30th Annual Lionel Murphy Memorial Lecture - The Secret History of the Dismissal of the Whitlam Government: The Palace Connection

Jenny Hocking
6.00PM to 7.00PM
  • Professor Jenny Hocking FASSA, Monash University

The dismissal of the Whitlam government by the Governor-General Sir John Kerr in 1975 remains one of the most contentious episodes in Australian politics. The history of the dismissal is no less contentious and has never been settled.

24
Oct
2017

Indigenous Cultural Content in Australian Law Schools

Teaching and Learning Forum
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • A/Prof Asmi Wood
  • Dr Ron Levy
  • Dr Anthony Hopkins
  • A/Prof Molly Townes O'Brien

Several of our colleagues recently attended the Indigenous Cultural Competency for Legal Academics Program in Melbourne. They will be presenting a Teaching and Learning forum about the ideas discussed at the Program.

08
Nov
2017

Academic Freedom: Challenges for the Contemporary University

Professor John Fitzgerald
4.00PM to 5.30PM
  • Professor John Fitzgerald,

Town Hall lecture and discussion to provide critical input to the ANU Academic Board as they develop a Statement of Academic Freedom for the University..

13
Dec
2017

Dean's Graduation Reception

Graduation
2.00PM to 3.00PM
  • Professor Stephen Bottomley, ANU College of Law

GRADUATING STUDENTS - you and your families are warmly invited to the Dean's graduation reception prior to your graduation ceremony.

18
Apr
2018

Exchange abroad LLB and JD: Things for law students to know

Exchanges
3.00PM to 4.00PM
  • A/Prof Jolyon Ford

A/Prof Jo Ford will be holding an exchange briefing for prospective student applicants in the Law school foyer.

24
Apr
2018

What to publish: Formulating your research plan

Legal research training workshops
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Professor Sally Wheeler
  • Professor James Stellios

This session will assist you to develop a coherent and strategic research plan. What should you write and/or publish and why?

31
May
2018

How and where to publish

Legal research training workshops
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Professor Pauline Ridge
  • Professor Fiona Wheeler
  • Associate Professor Ron Levy

This session will discuss how to identify appropriate publishers/journals and how to maximise the chances of acceptance of your work.

09
Aug
2018

How to research: Methodologies

Legal research training workshops
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Dr Darryn Jenson
  • Dr Stephen Tang
  • Professor Des Manderson

What is it that we do, how do we do it and why? This session discusses different legal research methods, including interpretive legal theory, empirical; and interdisciplinary methods.

27
Sep
2018

With what? Funding your research

Legal research training workshops
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Professor Sally Wheeler
  • Professor Andrew Macintosh
  • A/Professor Jeremy Farrall
  • Louise Knox

Obtaining external research funds is important for your career progression and for the success of the College as a whole.

11
May
2018

Research roundtable

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12.00PM to 1.00PM
  • James Lee, Reader, Kings College London

Bring your lunch and join in an informal discussion with James Lee on research productivity, research strategies, and forging a successful research career.

25
Oct
2018

Postgraduate Law at ANU: Online information session

Postgraduate Law at ANU
12.30PM to 1.30PM

Join us for a live webinar to find out more about studying postgraduate law at one of the world’s top 12 Law Schools*.

07
Feb
2019

Doing lawyering differently and in a non-adversarial way to better respond to community

Elizabeth Curran
12.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Dr Liz Curran, ANU College of Law

This Seminar & Conversation will explore recent public inquiries in Australia and Dr Liz Curran’s research over the past six years suggesting a less adversarial approach may be necessary.

07
Mar
2019

ANU Law Prizes Ceremony

ANU Prizes Ceremony 2019
5.30PM to 8.00PM
  • Professor Sally Wheeler OBE
  • Associate Professor Heather Roberts

The ANU College of Law hosts its annual Prizes Ceremony which acknowledges the achievements of our students and the contribution and support of our donors.

21
Apr
2021

Lunch and Learn masterclass: Law in Australia

Lunch and Learn masterclass: Law in Australia
1.00PM to 2.00PM

The ANU College of Business and Economics and ANU College of Law invite you to attend a free online masterclass: ‘Law in Australia’.

23
Aug
2022

Clinics and internship information evening

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5.00PM to 6.30PM
  • Professor Vivien Holmes
  • Associate Professor Jonathan Liljeblad

The ANU College of Law Careers and Employability team is hosting an online information session for students to learn about our clinical and internship programs. 

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